I am familiar with how to deal with cases in which paternity is in question. The Law Office of Elfreda Dockery has assisted many women in establishing the legal paternity of their children and helped many men obtain parental rights to their children.
Among the great social changes of the past half-century is the greater participation of fathers in the day-to-day care of their children. No longer can it be assumed that mothers carry the responsibility alone, and many fathers fully participate in the joys and burdens of child-rearing. As a result of this changing role, a greater interest in fathers’ rights has emerged. Despite or because of the marked increases in the numbers of divorces and single parents in Illinois, more fathers desire to actively participate in their children’s formative years.
Whether your unique personal situation involves a father’s right to be closer to a child or the intention to prove paternity, contact me today.
Paternity actions in Illinois can be filed by men or women. Once a party files, any component of the relationship — such as allocation of parenting time — can instantly become an issue.
I can counsel you if you’re a mother who wants to use a paternity suit to identify the father of your child for purposes of establishing child support obligations. I also represent fathers whose paternity suits are aimed at gaining child custody and parenting time, as well as those who want to establish that they are not a father in a given case.
Every aspect of my firm’s paternity practice is carried out with utmost discretion and privacy.
Call the Law Office of Elfreda Dockery today at 312-964-3761 or contact me online to schedule a legal strategy session at my South Holland, Illinois office.